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Topic # 230537 28-Feb-2018 12:35
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Do the amount of LTE bands a phone supports have much of an impact in regards to a reception on a phone?

 

Have someone one who was using a Samsung J5 Pro on Vodafone at their house and the reception was terrible but with an IPhone 7 they advise they get reception fine, supposedly the IPhone 7 supports a lot more LTE bands than the Samsung J5 Pro?


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  Reply # 1965791 28-Feb-2018 12:38
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Does the J5 Pro support 4G band 28?

 

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  Reply # 1965799 28-Feb-2018 12:42
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Does the J5 Pro support 4G band 28?

 

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According to gsmarena, no. In fact their overall band support is pretty abysmal. I would not recommend this phone.

 

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)

vs the iPhone 7:

 

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

 


For what it's worth, the Galaxy S8 supports almost the same bands as the iPhone 7.

 

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 66(1700/2100), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Moral of the story: avoid cheap Samsung devices, or for that matter, any cheap Android device if you want a decent user experience. An older generation flagship will almost always be a better option than a brand new budget phone.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1965956 28-Feb-2018 15:21
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d3Xt3r:

 

According to gsmarena, no.

 

 

Don't trust GSMArena for LTE band info.

 

NZ variant is the SM-J530Y which does support band 28. Telcos wouldn't have touched it if it didn't!

 

While I would certainly expect the antenna design of an iPhone to beat a Samsung midranger, I wouldn't expect it to be too drastically different these days. Question is, although the phone is running a Voda SIM, is it running Voda software?





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  Reply # 1970481 7-Mar-2018 11:09
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Hi

 

 

 

Thanks for the feedback, phones are supplied from Digital Mobile, Android 7, we install Airwatch.  Are their specific Vodafone utils that we can install to help/monitor reception?

 

 

 

Seems to be rural locations we have the issue, phone usually has 1-2 bars.


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  Reply # 1970483 7-Mar-2018 11:14
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You can see the band handset is using by typing in *#0011#

 

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